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Sparks of creativity

The students’ plan is straightforward: Buy a red truck, fill it with tools and drive it to schools. The team — Jason Chua ’11 M.S. ’12, Prat Ganapathy M.S. ’12, Kathayoon Khalil Ph.D. ’14, Eugene Korsunskiy M.F.A. ’12, Diane Lee ’12 and Aaron Peck ’12 — calls itself SparkLab and hopes to deliver hands-on learning to Bay Area students.

Searching the stacks

SearchWorks debuted in the fall of 2010. It took three years and a team of about 16 people to produce a replacement for the previous catalog, Socrates. While developing SearchWorks, the team made a special effort to consider the unique needs of the Stanford community. For example, Chris Bourg, assistant University librarian for public services, drew from her experience working with undergraduates while a graduate student at Stanford.

Flying the co-op

While each co-op has a unique reputation, they all offer what the Office of Residential Education calls “an alternative to Stanford dorm life.” On campus, there are seven of them: Columbae, Synergy, Hammarskjöld, Terra, Chi Theta Chi (XOX), Kairos and Enchanted Broccoli Forest (EBF).